Quote: Originally Posted by solidslack
I've been able to get around my problem by using 3rd part software (ps3 media server) so at least there's some good news, I've taken all the steps you've both suggested and sadly still no luck
the only thing that springs to mind is a few weeks ago i had an odd issue with windows firewall i believe it was caused by a virus where it would show a message something like "windows firewall is not configured to defaults suggest using default settings" and clicking on use default setting gave an error code (0x8007) if i remember correctly i had to re download the registry files and base filtering engine i don't know if this would shine any light on the problem im afraid im not very good at this stuff
I'm gonna mark the thread as solved as I've managed to do what i originally wanted to but if you have any other ideas i'd welcome them if not thank you both very much for your help
From what you just mentioned here about the virus messing stuff up makes perfect sense. The type of problems you were seeing were not normal and like I mentioned before there seems to be an underlying problem here.
Once you start messing with the registry all bets are off on anything else working correctly and it's no wonder you had problems getting those services to stay on.
I'm rather surprised that running the sfc/scannow command didn't show any file integrity problems, but if the problem was in the registry it wouldn't register as a file integrity problem anyway.
I'm glad you have it working for now however, I would not trust this system to behave correctly long term, in fact and no offense, I would not trust this system to perform correctly at all.
If it was me I would punt the Op system and perform a clean install from the Windows CD. The problem with that is most people would rather cut off their arm than reinstall an Op system for some reason.
You might want to consider setting up the Windows File Recovery next time with a system image on another drive so you can recovery from problems like this more easily.